Washington County Housing Authority

100 S Franklin Street
Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301

Washington County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Washington, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 18th, 2019, Washington County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Washington County Housing Authority serves Washington County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Washington County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Washington County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Washington County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers seven public housing communities with 890 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Washington County.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link to download an application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the housing authority, located at 100 Crumrine Towers, Franklin St. Washington, PA 15301. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by a natural disaster, displaced by government action, victim of domestic violence, employed, enrolled in a job or educational training program, or live and/or work in Washington County.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://wchapa.org/, or by calling 724-2289-6060 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724)228-6060.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

Other Washington County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Washington County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Washington County Housing Authority (WCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About Washington County Housing Authority

More information about Washington County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://wchapa.org/.

Representatives of Washington County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (724) 228-6060. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/18/2019, it is not known if Washington County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Washington County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Washington County Housing Authority manages 845 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 811 13 3 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $458 $112 $833 $253
Monthly Cost $371,633 $1,461 $2,498 $1,264

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Washington County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 87 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $12,607 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

33% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 24% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Washington County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 37% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

57% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 24% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Washington County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $288 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $541. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $154.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Washington County Housing Authority

Maple Terrace

301 Lincoln Ter
Washington, PA

Jollick Manor Crumrine Towers

39 N Main St
Washington, PA

Valley View Terrace

304 Washington St
Bentleyville, PA

Frederick Terrace

243 2nd St
California, PA

Highland Terrace

1 Middleland Ave
North Charleroi, PA
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Apartment Communities managed by Washington County Housing Authority

Donora Towers

685 Meldon Avenue
Donora, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
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